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IMPORTER OFFERS TO SETTLE FOR 1100,000 Secreta r y of Treasury Here to Confer Over Extraordinary Proposition. MACVEAGH'S OTHER MISSION Big Shake-Up Expected to Fol low Report of Committee In vestigating Appraiser's Department. Franklin MaeVeagh. Secretary- of the Treasury, came to this city last night Bar a conference this morning regarding a matter that is looked upon by the cus toms authorities here as epochal in its inre. As the direct result of the Panama hat undervaluation case, fol- I as it did the sugar fraud pro3e - and the other underweigh,ing Mtipatinn, an importer, well known as f the leading tariff payers in this ■eft, ha? offered to settle for undervalu not known by Collector Loeb or em, not known to the legal depart tf the government and not likely • 1 have been called to their atten - • federal authorities at the Federal •.g and at the Custom House were r> carding the amount of the .-ntlement. It was said that rter had offered his books for -;■>• ction of Collector Locb's men 1 Bier of the sum as a total dis the case. It was hinted that t would be near $I<m.<»oo MacVeagii, when he heard of • . ■ '•tt-r's proposition, was amazc-d. he had other important matters - in this city he came on to sit • r.ference at which the settle m eonae up. Wants His Name Withhold. H e:at<*s Attorney TVlse said yes ■ V.at there was an Important case SißQamnt of, but refused to go into It was said that one of the uiations of the importer -was that his • should be withheld. This will be • was reported, whether an agree vas reached or not. If no agree - reached the government will not te. It "was eaid, ac It has given the man practical Immunity by permit •n t" submit the evidence against ■" c was a settlement at the Custom Hoaaw yesterday of a claim for $12,000 !r an undervaluation case, conditionally, aleo. it was said, that the matter be WUUBtJL The papers in all cases will rave to be filed, but can be kept from j übttdty. Secret&ry MacVeagh has another mis sion, and one that, in importance, will be second only to the shake-up that fol- wed Collector Loeb's assumption of office, a little over a year age. The com mittee that is 11 investigating the Ap praiser's department is about ready to report, and the Secretary will hear an outline of the findings. It was said last evening that there would he several re movals and a general overhauling of all the branches of the service- Appraiser Not to Resign. Thpre was a report that there would be changes.that would affect Appraiser TVanmak-er's personal staff, and that the Appraiser might resign, but Mr. War riaker denied the latter report. He has I.F-*>n aiding the commission in its work, and has expected good results in the re organisation of the methods of doing Lusinoss in his department. A customs official said last night, re ferring to the offer of settlement for , ndervaluations \received from the im porter voluntarily: "That is the first time in the history of the port, I believe, that there has been any confession of wrongdoing Trfcere the officials of the department «*«• not warm on the trail. This per *cn had nothing to fear, so far as he knew. But the moral effect of the de termination of the Treasury Department tn have an honest administration of the custroS at this port and the evidence that there would be no discrimination have shaken up the whole business of the port as nothing: else could have done. "The importers who have done wrong may be expected to follow the example of the man who has made the offer of fttlement. It will, of course, depend largely upon how he is treated whether others* will follow his example. It will save the government many thousands of dollars if others do likewise, for the de termination to clean house here was in earnest and the Panama hat case was but the • ginning of a big and general crusade.*? Secretary MarVeagh will witness the Tale- Harvard boat rcce at New London to-morrow. He expects to return to "Washington on Friday. FARMERS BULL WHEAT Take Northwestern Situation in Their Own Hands. I By Telegraph to Th» Tribune.) Ft. Paul, June 28.— Northwestern farmers are running the biggest bull market in wheat that Minneapolis has «**:> in ten years. Every train is bring ing delegations from the country who seek brokers in the Chamber of Com im-rc-e, ;xnd trade in big lots. In UK* I when there was a drouth in the Northwest and professionals hesi tated, the farmers descended upon Min neapolis in hordes and brought on a great bull market. Wheat sold in the sixties U^n. In June, when rain did not come the price rose to 92% cents. The fanners now threaten to boost the snufcet stronger than In W'- The wheat pit was in an uproar when the Minneapolis market opened to-day. September wheat fold at $1 Q~hk. against Saturdays olose of fl<K3%. Minneapolis Jttfy Wheat advanced at in- opening t«» f 1 V2hi. The fanners are largely from North Dakota, and several are rated as millionaires. Telephone and telegraph orders are received from many who have Hot touched the market since the M **s rust year of 1904 and the drouth of I • So easy lib delightful. £l* n Maw « I* « jegjasees with. 'UiisiV guards. 21 ilaideni^. — Aavt To-day and to-morrow, fair and -warmer; wet* winds. A GLIDDEN TOUR HEROINE Missouri Girl Flagged Car with Her Red Dress. fHy Telegraph to The Tribune] ">maha, June 27— Miss Blanche Younger, of Burlington Junction, Mo., proved to be a heroine this evening when she prevented an accident that might have endangered the lives of the four passengers who were riding in the Amer ican Automobile Association official Reo car in the Glldden tour. Noticing that a culvert had been struck and displaced by a speeding Gliddenite, and believing more tourists would soon follow, she attached a part of her new red dress to a stick and with it nagged the flying Reo car, which stopped three feet from the broken culvert. The passengers were L. Ferguson, tour secretary, and his assistant, J. A. Hem street, of Brooklyn; C. TV. McDowell, driver, and J. W. Cogarn, of Mount Ver non, N. Y. NEGRO SHOOTSJNTO CROWD Ex-Judge Parker Sees Assailant Overpowered in Street. Plate J. Jerry, a negro, and his wife boarded a northbound Madison avenue trolley car last night, and the man of fered the conductor, Joseph Eichele, two transfers that were mutilated. Eichele objected to the condition of the trans fers and he and Jerry got into a dis pute. For some distance Jerry directed a f usilade of abuse at Eichele. At 56th street, after helping his wife alight, the negro struck Eichele a blow in the face. The conductor jumped off the car and ran after the negro, accom panied by several of the passengers. As the crowd was closing in on him. Jerry fired a revolver. At this juncture ex- Judge Alton B. Parker stepped off a car and watched the excitement. Jerry replaced^ the revolver in his pocket and Eichele and the crowd over powered him. It would have gone hard with the negro had not Patrolman Nilon taken charge of him. Jerry was locked up at the East 51st street police station on charges of felonious assault and car rying concealed weapons. SENATOR BORAH'S JOKE Treasury Doorkeeper Wouldn't Let a "Progressive" In. fFrom The Tribune Bureau. l Washington, June 28. — Senator Borah has added a new word to the vocabulary of a doorkeeper in the Treasury Depart ment. The Idaho Senator is well known at the Capitol, for he Is a frequent and able contributor to the debates. He is not so well known In the departments. He had some business at the Treasury to-day, but was so busily engaged in making preparations to leave Washing ton for the Weßt that he did not reach the department until a few minutes after 4:30 o'clock, the closing hour. As he stepped briskly through the door he was accosted by a venerable doorkeeper, who announced that the department was closed to visitors. Mr. Borah' did not stop, and again the doorkeeper made his announcement. When Mr. Borah smileci the doorkeeper said: "This building closes at 4:30 o'clock, and nobody is permitted to enter after that hour except members of Congress. Are you a member of the House?" "No," replied the Idaho Senator; "T'm a progressive." "You cannot get in," said the door keeper. It took Mr. Borah ten minutes to ex plain what he meant when he used th^ word "progressive." Finally it dawned on the aged guardian of the door that he was talking to a United States Sena tor, and Mr. Borah was promptly ad mitted. IMPROMPTU CHARIOT RACE Sixth Avenue Enlivened by Run away Chased by Cabbies. Sixth avenue between 42d and 33d streets was the scene last night of a rare exhibition of horse racing. It be gan when a horse attached to a hansom took fright at exploding torpedoes thrown by mischievous buys, and ran away down the avenue. _ At least a score of "cabbies" went after him in close pursuit, and for a considerable distance it looked as if a chariot race was in progress. Not a few persons narrowly escaped being run down. Patrolman Benjamin Merritt. of Traf fic Squad C. was at 34th street when he saw the runaway coming along at full speed. A few feet ahead was a woman, who was guiding two children across the Ftreet. The horse was almost upon them when, snatching • red lamp from a car starter's hands, the patrolman flashed it at him. and thus r*u*de him change his course, and the mother and her two chil dren were not injured. At 33d street the horse ran into a wagon filled with iron rails for the Mc- Adoo tunnel work, and it was fully twenty-five minutes before it was dieen tangk-d. The animal and vehicle were taken to the West 3<>th street station, but up to a late hour last night had not been claimed. N. Y. HOTEL MAN HELD Massachusetts Police Charge Him with Burning His House. [By T'lesn-aph to The Tribune.] Worcester. Mass.. June ■.-Charge* with burning his farmhouse in Rutland with intent to defraud. William D. Rockefeller, thirty-seven years old. who says he. fa the assistant manager of the Hotel Martinique of New York, was arrested in this city by th* state police to-day. During the first part of last November Rockefeller bought a tract of land with several buildings on it near Rutland for a 'summer resident, and on December 7 the buildings, with two horses and several co s were burned to the ground. Following We tiro Rockefeller put in a claim to an m surance company for $20,000. the amount the buildings were insured for. but on ac count of mystery surrounding the fire, which the state police had. been working on from the night of its occurrence, the . or,v ha-- not yet made a settlement. The iafe Police 5 to-day said they had ,nou-h evidence in their possession to rr~ nt the arrest of Rockefeller, and on . rrival in Worcester tins afternoon hIS uT taken to the local Police H«ad hC * Js w"here ha was released in *« ball until July 6. NEW- YORK, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 191 0. -VOV HTEEN PAGES. ZEPPELIN'S GREAT AIRSHIP WRECKED I The Deutschland, Conquered by Storm. Lands on Top of Pine Forest. HELPLESS IN HEAVY GALE Motors Fail to Work — Twenty- Newspaper Men and the Ten Members of Crew Escape Unhurt. Dlisseldorf, Germany, June 28.— Count Zeppelin's passenger airship Deutach land, the highest developed of all the fa mous aeronaut's models, lies to-night on top of the Teutoburgian forest pierced with pine tree stems, a mass of deflated silk and twisted aluminum. The thirty three persons on board, after a wild con test with a storm, escaped uninjured, climbing down a rope ladder from the wreck. Herr Colesmann, general manager of the new airship company; Herr Duerr, chief engineer of the Zeppelin company, and Captain Kannenberg, who personal ly had charge of the crew of ten, and twenty newspaper men sailed from Diis seldorf at 8:30 o'clock this morning for a three hours' excursion. The objective point was Dortmund, about thirty-five miles from Dtisseldorf, but a strong head wind prevailed, and an effort was made to reach MUnster, a garrison town, so that a landing might be made on the pa rade ground by the aid of the soldiers. It was realized that it would require a large number of them to hold the vast contrivance of silk and metal against the wind. It was dangerous to attempt a land ing in an open field, because of the storm, as the metal was likely to pound to pieces. In the high wind one of the motors refused to work, and the other two were not powerful enough to make any progress against the gale. The air ship drifted, swaying in the violent gusts and sometimes leaning to an angle of 40 degrees. All the while the engine men were at work repairing the disabled motor. When this was done all four screws were driven at their full power, under which in normal conditions the airship was capable of attaining a speed of forty miles an hour. The helmsman, however, w-as unable to keep his course, and the great craft was swung about at the mercy of the winds. Fear of Overturning Balloon. Colesmann did not dare to turn the j ship around for fear of overturning, and he decided to drift in the gale, which was now blowing at the rate of fifty j miles an hour toward Osnabruck, which 1 is also a garrison station. If he missed that he would continue on to Senne. Suddenly he perceived a whirlwind coming and ascended to a height of nearly four thousand feet to avoid the j worst of it. With the whirlwind came j an avalanche of rain. After half an I hour the Deutschland came down to permit of observations, and it was seen that the Teutoburgian forest lay be- ! low. The forward motor again stopped, i and Colesmann sent five of the corre- } spondents to the aft gondola to ballast j the vessel. The Deutschland sank rapidly, having lost much gas in the high altitudes, and dragged along the top of the dense forest. A heavy branch of a tree broke through the floor of the cabin amidships, throwing two of the guests to the floor. Other branches ripped through the gas compartments, and the whole great structure settled down thirty <>r forty feet from the ground. The Deutschland after starting Bailed over the towns of Elberfeld and Soling en, fifteen miles from Diisseldorf, and then was driven by the wind over Kal tenvenne. This place is seventy miles north of Diisseldorf. When over the city the pilot attempted to bring his craft about, and after some manoeuvring headed her for Miinster. "It isn't the fault of the Zeppelin sys tem." exclaimed Herr Colesmann; "that is all right. It is our own fault, and our benzine ran out." The Airship Badly Damaged. The airship, for w:hich Herr Coles mann's company had just paid $137.."i(">, looked like a wreck. The frames were broken, but the motors were not dam aged. The silk was ripped and had fallen in a torn mass on the tops of the trees. A rope ladder was swung down, and every one was mustered below uninjured, except for a bruise or two. The peasants identified the spot as near Wellendorf, east of Osnabruck. Many persons of the countryside must have seen the descent, and reports of disaster, explosion and death were wide ly spread. A party of officers and sur geons came by automobile from Iburg. The district governor and his wife, with first aid to the injured, arrived at the scene within half an hour by special train. A company of infantry was sent from Osnabruck and picketed the wreckage. The accident occurred at 5.30 in the evening. The early part of the flight was delightful, much like automobiling, without the jarring. The airship main tained an altitude of about five hundred feet, and during the first hour or two the passengers felt almust contempt for the trains rumbling below and spoke of automobiles as out of date. This was when the airship was sweeping gently across the country, but during the height of the storm the consciences of those on board were not so eas-v. TEXAS TELEPHONE REGULATION Company Must Obey Drastic Ordinance Passed by Dallas. \r.y I>!e-Krai))i to Th.- Tribunal Dallas, Tex.. June 28.— State Court of Civil Appeals to-day upheld the city of Dallas in a case appealed by the South western Telephone Company, attacking tlrfe constitutionality of the initiative and ref erendum ordinance, passed at the city elec tion last April. kill':- The ordinance fixes the rates of charges, prohibits the telephone company from col lecting in advance for rentals, and gives subscribers 10 per cent- discount 00 hills if paid by the M" day of the month follow- A ZEPPELIX AIRSHIP FLYING OVER THE TOWN AND LAKE OF ZUBICH. THE ZEPPELIN AIRSHIP NFO. 3 AFTER BEING DISABLED BY STRIKING A TRJEE WITH ITS BOW. lr yesterday's accident the big airship came down on tree tops and was badly torn. TERRELL TRIES SUICIDE Former Minister to Belgium Shoots Himself in Texas Home. [By T.legTaph to The Tribune. 1 San Antonio, Tex.. June 28. — Edwin H. Terrell, former United States Minister t'> Belgium, is dying at his home here from the effects of a self-inflicted bullet wound, it is learned to-night. Mr. Ter rell has beeVi ill for several months. He is a graduate of Harvard and one of the wealthiest men in the Southwest. Mr. Terrell fired a bullet Into his fore head on Sunday night. It ranged up ward, splitting the brain. Tluit he has survived so long is considered remark able. His act is attributed to melan cholia. Mr. Terrell is a Republican leader. In 1899 he was appointed United States Minister to Belgium, and served at that court four years. He was one of the few Americans who enjoyed the confidence of King Leopold, and was in constant correspondence with him until the time of the King's death. He was decorated by that sovereign as a grand officer of t!ie Order of Leopold. RELEASES ITALIAN PRIEST City Attorney Proves Reality of Imprisoned Franciscan's Claim. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] New Haven. June 28.— Alter keeping Father Salvatore Laeorti in jail for five days, believing him to be a fake Italian priest, the local officials to-day let him go, after learning that ho was a bona fide representative of the order of St. Francis, in Italy. Father Laeorti was soliciting funds for the order here, and among other places, visited several saloons. The priest wore his robes at the time of his arrest, and through an interpreter re peatedly told the police he was every thing lie pretended to be. They refused to believe him. and as he was unable to furnish bonds he went to jail for five days. Assistant City Attorney Rocco Seradi became interested, and found that the priest had papers proving that he repre sented the order. Then his case was nulled. SUDDEN DEATH JAMS STREET Wailing of Wife and Sons of Heat Vic tim on East Side Draws Big Crowd. The sudden death of Baruch Llshin in his fruit and vegetable store at No. 367 East 4?th street, followed by hysteria on the part of his wife and hfs two sons, resulted in the calling out of the reserves from the East Hat street station last evening:. I^lshln was waiting on customers when he pitched forward to the floor. An ambu lance surgeon from Flower Hospital diag nosed, the case as on; of heat ration, and immediately after his departure Mrs. Lishin collapsed, and »he two sons, nineteen and twenty-one years old. respectively, thereupon lost control of - themselves and also became hysterical. Patrolman John Fraser labored in vain with the crowd that was attracted by the wailing and had to send for the reserves of the East 51st street station to clear the street. MRS. TOM PIERCE ARRESTED Taken to Bellevue on Complaint of Park Casino Management. Mrs. Alice Crowninshiel<l Rogers Pierce, the divorced wife of Thomas W. Pierce, jf Boston, and a well known member of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club, is a patient in Bellevue Hospital, where she was taken late yesterday afternoon from the Arsenal police sta tion. Mrs. Pierce arrived about .°> o'clock yesterday afternoon in an automobile at the Casino. There she met two women, one of them a well known actress. They invited her to join them, and they sat at one table, aii'l ate. drank and chatted sociably until the afternoon was almost spent. When the other women arose to go Mrs. Picne sprang to her feet and began pulling the tablecloth off the table. The actress tried to persuade her to leave the Casino, but the woman re fused. Mrs. Pierce then " went outside and tegan to crank up her car, but she could not manage it. The chauffeurs, standing outside, looked on a while, laughing, and then began to offer suggestions, to whirh she retorted in vigorous terms, according t'< the police. The situation gTew so embarrassing that the Casino management insisted that the women be taken away. Policeman Higgins and three other policemen managed to get her into her car. One of th<=> chauffeurs ran the machine to the station house. When she was arraigned before Lieu tenant Mason and charged with intoxi cation and disorderly conduct, she said her name was "Alice Pearce," and that she lived at Pelham Manor. Lieutenant Mason telephoned to the Presbyterian Hospital for an ambulance, and Dr. Bell, who responded, decided that she was suf fering from alcoholic hysteria. He took her to Belle'-ue Hospital, where he filled out an information blank as follows: "Alice Pearce. aged eighteen, married and divorced; father's name, Arthur S. Rogers; home, Pelham Manor. Best friend. William L. Payne, Majestic Hotel, 72d street and Central Park West; diagnosis, alcoholic hysteria." The William L. Payne mentioned is the husband of Mrs. Leslie Carter. Mr. Payne went to Bellevue last night and offered bail for the woman, but it could not be accepted. Mrs. Carter Payne, at her apartments at the Majestic, said last night that she had n<>t seen Mrs. Pearce in a year, and that the reason the latter gave her husband's name as "her best friend" was because most of her friends were out of town. ANOTHER BOMB IN BARCELONA A Citizen Killed and Four Policemen Seriously Injured. Harcelona. Juno 28 — The police found a bomb in the streets to-day, and while they were comreytaf it to the Hty laboratory In a patrol wagon It exploded, killing a passerby and seriously Injurtag four potteo men. j Hudson River Day Line Special Pough 1 keepsie Service, one hour later than thru j boats. Music and Perfect Service, Set- advtd. r Jurrt • IMUCi: ONK CENT MATTRESS IN BROOM 1 $38,000 IN CASH Brought from Egypt, Govern ment Says, by Bank Embezzler, Who Has Disappeared. FAIR COMPANION IS HELD Tells Immigration Authorities How to Recover Money, but Refuses to Disclose Her Lover's Whereabouts. Money to the value of about 5."5,000, believed to have been stolen from a bank at Cairo. Egypt, has been extracted from a mattress in a Brooklyn boardin? house. It is now in the hands of the immigration authorities, and so is an attractive young woman who has beea resting- on the mattress since June IC>. She is a Rumanian Jewess, who says her name is Marcelle Webber. She is twenty-eight years old, wears fashion aMr gowns and came here as the wife of Paul Webber, who is charged with the theft of $60,000 from a German bank in Cairo. He was employed there a3 3 clerk in the foreign department. The Webbers arrived as first class passenger? on the steamship Graf Wal •lersee. of the Hamburg- American Line. Paul Is still at large. The woman Is a prisoner at Ellis Island, having been ar rested on a warrant issued at the direc tion of the Department of Commerce and Labor. The charge against her is that of being an accomplice in the em bezzlement. Dodged Detectives in Landing. The Webbers experienced no difficulty in landing on Juno 16. although the irP migration authorities were requested by the German Consul to scrutinize incom ing steamships for the alleged embez zler. The German government's ad vices disclosed that the thief was ac companied by a woman. Escaping detection at the pier, the travellers, rarrying German currency to the amount of 100.000 marks, sought se curity and calm in a boarding house in Brooklyn. The money was placed in the mattress, and plans were discussed con cerning the best way to spend a long vacation that should run on into the winter. Neither worried about the price of coal. Webber was out spending some of th* money when the woman was arrested at the boarding house. It was learned he had been there only a few hours before. This was on Monday. The woman was taken to Ellis Island, and through a greater part of Monday night, under a severe examination, stanchly refused ro reveal the whereabouts of her compan ion. Woman Breaks Dov.n. At first she denied having an unusual sum in her possession, but later, the pressure telling on her. she broke down and agreed to turn over nearly $4'U*K>. which she said was concealed in Brook lyn. She was taken from Ellis Island early Tuesday morning. The greatest secrecy had been maintained regarding the cause of her detention. Even the guards on the immigration boat could not under stand why a person, ordered detained, was permitted to pass back and forth on the ferry. When she returned to the island on Tuesday afternoon the immi gration officer who had her in dMfffji carried in his pocket a huge roll of bills that the mattress had uncovered. Commissioner Williams rame over from the island a little later with this money, hurrying through the Barge Of fice on the way to a safety deposit l'«>x. The Commissioner expressed surprise that his mission was known, ami de clined to discuss the case. The authori ties are now bending their eCorts tow ard the capture of Webber. Meanwhile the woman will be held awaiting further orders from Washington. Edcjewood Inn, Greenwich, Conn. — 2S miles from N. V.. Just off Post Road, tiaraK golf, tennis, music. Ideal resort for holiday outing. — Advt In City of New York. .Irr^r t itv and Hrthokea, EI>EV.HKKF TWO CENTS. TWO MIDSHIPMEN M YOUNG WIDOW DROWN Went for a Sailing and Bathing Party from Academy at Annapolis. THEIR EMPTY BOAT FOUND Middies Thought to Have Given Lives in Effort to Save Su perintendent Bowyer'3 Daughter -in -Law. [By Telegraph to Th» Tribune.] Annapolis, June 28. — The Naval Acad emy is shrouded in gloom to-night over the disappearance and probable drown ing' to-day of first class Midshipmen Sherman M. Xason, of Newport, R. 1., and Grisby E. Thomas, of Union Bridge, Ga.. and Mrs. Marie Bowyer, daughter in-law or Captain John M. Bowyer, superintendent of the academy. They started out sailing in a skiff, or •'half rater." this morning. According to the statement of Lieutenant Com mander Mirtzbaugh. aid to the super intendent, they were in bathing costume, Mrs. Bowyer wearing a long cloak over her costume. The party Intended to re turn early this afternoon. At 2:30 o'clock the boat was discovered by the lookout aboard the station ship Hart ford. It was unoccupied, and apparently drifted on to Horn Point, which juts out into Annapolis Harbor, half a mile from the academy. A launch was sent out, and an investi gation revealed that the craft was anchored, as If the occupants had been bathing. In it were portions of the clothing of the party, while near by on ■ the surface drifted a midshipman's jacket. A search was organized at once by numerous steam launches, directed by Lieutenant Scales, officer in charge of ships, from their torpedo boat Bagley. At the same time a land party, consist ing of several companies of marines, was sent across country to scour the shores of the harbor. Both parties failed to find any sign of the missing: trio. It Is supposed that the party went ashore in shallow water to go bathin? that Mrs. Bowyer got beyond her depth or into a hole and that the midshipmen, lost their lives trying to save her. Miss Ruth Bowyer, daughter of the superintendent, was invited to be one of the party, but for some reason did not. go. Midshipman Bushrod Howard, son of Captain B. Howard, U. S. N.. la the roommate of N'ason. and has been sailing with him nearly every afternoon since the summer term at the academy began. He did not 50 with the party this afternoon. ._„,_-...■ Mr--. Bowyer was extremely popular at the academy, as were both the mid shipmen. She was the «MM of Joseph, Bowyer, a, son of the superintendent, and had made her home with Captain and Mrs. Bowyer since her husband's death two years ago. Prior to her mar riage she was Miss Marie Dean, of Pittsburer. She was twenty-eight years old. Xason was a star athlete and an ex pert swimmer. This latter adds mys tery to the affair and strengthens the theory that Mrs. Bowyer got into too deep water and that the midshipmen were drowned in their efforts to save her. Nason was a promising football player when he fir3t came to the acad emy and was considered the best quar terback ever trained by local coaches until a bad injury to his knee put him out of the game for good. Both Xason and Thomas, who wer* each twenty years old. were members of the Academy rifle team, which will com pete in the national matches at Camp Perry. Ohio, in August. With the rest of the squad they remained behind for the spring practice at the Academy range when the midshipmen went on the annual cruise in early June. The* rifle team was scheduled to leave the Academy to-morrow morning: for th© regular navy practice range at Wake field, Mass., where several weeks of final practice were to have been put in. Captain Bowyer, after the search hail been abandoned for the night and when every possible effort had been made to find some trace of the missing trio, in formed the Navy Department and th© relatives of Mrs. Bowyer and the two midshipmen of the affair. After setting: forth the circumstances, he said that they were probably drowned. The searcJi for the bodies will be resumed at t> o'clock to-morrow morning. DIDN'T WANT TO QUIT Arm Broken in Slide. Youngster Tried to Finish Game. It was all that a policeman and an ambulance surgeon could do to get little eleven-year-old John Slcha to abandon the ball game which his team was play ing yesterday, although his left arm had been broken in two places. It was in the ninth inning, with the score tied. John, captain of his nine, was on third base, which was covered by a rock, when he saw a chance to steal home, also represented by a rock, on the big field from I.VJiI to l.V.th street, at Wales avenue. As he slid he struck: another rock full force, and his faca was white with pain when he picked himself up. DRYDOCK DEWEY FLOATED Officers Elated Over an Appar ently Hopeless Task. Manila. June 20.— The drydock Dew#) was refloated this morning, apparently undamaged by its long submersion. The attempt to refloat the dock yesterday failed, and it seemed Impossible to ac complish the task with the apparatus at hand. The pumps, however, were kept going and large gains were made In the flooded chambers, and the dock* rose gradually during the night, finally float ing clear. The officers in charge of the work are greatly eluted nt their success. A board , is now engaged in ■ careful inspection jof the dock to determine th« cause of [its sinking